Happy Fathers Day to my Dad.
Who is the most Eccentric, impossibly optimistic ( even when it defies all logic), creative, talented, spontaneous, ingenious and hard to reach on the phone 6 year old I have ever met.
Not many kids get to run companies with their Dads… I certainly didn’t mean to. And it wasn’t always easy (it was never easy) But it was great. I didn’t grow up with Dad around when I was little, but I grew because of him when I was older. Some of the things he did I didn’t always understand, but looking back a lot of it was for the best.
I am who I am today because of him, in business and in life. Even if I learned that by getting wasted with him on the lower east side, eating 4am baklava then going to a speakeasy to drink rum hidden through the back of a sandwich shop and both getting up to be fabulous at a 7am meeting.
He showed me a part of life I never thought I would experience, and we get closer every day. I never thought I would have the relationship I do now and am so grateful after going through so much together from tough times in the company, to the police showing up to get me in the Hamptons… we can still come out the other side with smiles on our faces and knowing that it all brought us closer together
Happy Fathers day.